I got a good forward the other day…and by “good forward” I mean it wasn’t too long or wordy, had lots of pictures and made me smile. Anything longer than and page with lots of words and no pictures will SURELY not be read if you forward it to me.
This particular forward was full of ads from the old days. Looking through, I thought, there was no such thing as being POLITICALLY CORRECT back then. But, in those days, smoking, drinking, and thinking all women were good for was cooking, cleaning and being a mom WAS Politically Correct! My how the times have changed and thank the HEAVANS for that!
Check out how advertisers were marketing back in the day.
Babies, benefitting from Mommies’ drinking. So basically, they’re saying NURSING MOM’S need to throw back a beer every now and then.
“The malt in the beer supplies nourishing qualities that are essential at this time and the hops act as an appetizing, stimulating tonic.”
Really? Nourishing? Essential? Appetizing? (The last thing BEER is, is appetizing!) Now stimulating…maybe.
Trying to get them while they’re young.
Doctors promoting smoking!!
I don’t even know what to say about this.
This is all sorts of wrong but slightly amusing.
“Before you scold me, Mom…
maybe you’d better light up a Marlboro.”
Kid, what you don’t know is that your Momma can bust yo butt with one hand while still puffing on a cig with the other!
This is why I DON’T drive a Subaru. Who’s “yearning” to be TAMED???
Remember, this JANE can’t be TAMED.
Even former President Reagan was supporting Chesterfield cigarettes.
TAPE WORM diet? Seriously? Just let the worms eat all your fat! I know of a few women who may actually consider this.
Ummm, what? Dear Dick still has this mentality.
Flattery will get you NO WHERE!
I will never be buying a Van Heusen shirt for Dick.
Not only can I open it, I can also use it over the top of your head!
So, what can one learn from these RIDICULOUS ads? EDUCATE yourself on the products you are using today. Advertisers will say ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to get you to buy their product. What may seem healthy and is promoted to you, your kids and your family may actually not be good for you at all. We must be wise and don’t be a sucker to ADVERTISING GIMMICKS.
It’s hard, I know…and from experience. Especially LATE at night when you’re watching those infomercials and you think you ABSOLUTELY must have that STEAMER that also doubles as a COFFEE MAKER (just kidding, there is no such thing…not that I know of.) or the BARE ESSENTIALS MAKE-UP that makes you look FLAWLESS and NATURALLY beautiful. But, you must refrain!
-Jane, Occasional Sucker to Advertising.